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Albert Swantner is an award-winning maker. With a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a software background, he is able to create products bridging these disciplines. Albert has led projects with companies like Adidas, FOX, Charity Miles, Moxxly, Socrative, and his own angel-funded startup Sway Water, among others. His work has earned companies like Charity Miles a Webby and an SXSW Interactive award, and his work has been covered by Wired UK, The Today Show, Forbes and Fast Company.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Albert Swantner.
  • [2:30] Albert talks about working with Adidas and Derrick Rose.
  • [5:50] Working with startups and helping to flesh out creative ideas.
  • [9:00] Albert talks about utilizing AI.
  • [11:00] How the work varies for Albert and his team.
  • [15:30] What led Albert to start Sway Water?
  • [17:30] Some of the first Sway Water flavors and the marketing process.
  • [20:00] Albert talks about getting his product into stores and his logo design.
  • [24:30] Why selling through stores is helpful.
  • [26:30] Balancing work and family life.
  • [28:00] Milestones that Albert has set for Sway Water.
  • [30:00] Albert talks about giving back and his partnership with Big Brother, Big Sister.
  • [33:30] What was it like working in a food pantry?
  • [35:20] Albert talks about how he got involved with “Latinitas,” a non profit magazine.
  • [36:30] The lowest point in business for Albert.
  • [37:40] How did Albert get the entrepreneurial bug? Albert’s proudest business moment.

In this episode…

How have your past experiences influenced your current path in life and business? Did you have a moment that you can trace back and identify as leading you to where you are in your career today? For Albert Swantner, his time working in the tech industry helped foster his innovative and creative tendencies which led to creating Sway Water. While Albert loves his work with Bohemian Innovation, you really get a sense of his passion for experimentation and creativity when you hear him talk about Sway Water and the awesome products they’ve been able to bring to the marketplace. Hear more about Albert’s fascinating story by listening to this engaging episode!

When was that moment where you realized that you wanted to offer a product or service that would make a difference? How did your idea come to you? Have you acted on it? For Albert Swantner, that moment came when he was enjoying some refreshing cucumber water and started to wonder about the availability of healthy drink options on the marketplace. Before long, he and his wife had their first child and he circled back to this idea of healthy options and what choice his child would have as they got older. This curiosity and common concern led Albert to start Sway Water. What can you learn from Albert’s story? Make sure to listen to this episode of Inspired Insider for more information about Sway Water!

Is there a good solution when it comes to work-life balance? Have you tried a regime in your schedule that works well? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Albert Swantner as he shares his story and how he’s found a way to maintain a healthy embrace of both. Working with his wife as a business partner, Albert discovered the necessity of creating healthy boundaries between work and family life early in his marriage. One solution that works well for Albert and his family is sticking to a strict cutoff time for all work-related issues so he can be fully present with his family at the end of the day. Discover additional insights and lessons from Albert’s story by listing to this episode!

What is it that sets average performers from high capacity and high achieving leaders? While the answer to this question can have a thousand different responses, an important one to consider is a relentless pursuit of excellence. Albert Swantner is dedicated to getting Sway Water to the milestone of one million dollars in revenue that he clearly envisions and is working hard to reach. Too often leaders settle for small goals, achieve them, and never set new ones or ambitious ones at all. Don’t fall into that trap! Learn from Albert’s example and hear more of his story and the journey he’s been on with Sway Water by listing to this exciting episode of Inspired Insider!

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